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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Get ready for a night of blaring horns and blasting percussion as the American group Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and the Rio de Janeiro brass bloco (Carnival group) Orquestra Voadora perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa.

An eight-piece based in Chicago, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble is known from their wide-ranging style. Featuring only brass players and percussionists, their sounds move energetically from jazz, to funk, to rock to hip-hop.

Orquestra Voadora (The Flying Orchestra) is one of the most popular and lively blocos in Rio. They are well-known for their innovative blends of samba and pop classics.

Additionally during the night, Muntchako and Marofas Grass Band will perform live. This event is not to be missed by fans of brass, samba, jazz and big bands in Rio.


Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Orquestra Voadora (Lapa)
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Orquestra Voadora will perform live in Circo Voador tonight. Groups Muntchako and Marofas Grass Band will open the night.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40 – R$100


4Finest Ears and Funktion-One (Arpoador)
Starting at 11PM and continuing through 9AM on Sunday morning, the popular CAVE club in Arpoador will host the 4Finest Ears and Funktion-One parties. Zopelar will perform live and DJs Davis Genuino and Manara will spin. Additionally DJs πollanda and Sean Diss will spin back to back. For the afterhours party, DJs Artemi and Godog will spin from 7:30AM to 9AM.
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: Entry for women is free until 1AM, R$30 – R$80

Me So Horny (Botafogo)
The Me So Horny party returns to Casa da Matriz in Botafogo tonight with the best of hip hop, trap, and pop. DJs Dorly, Grazzia, and miga_zz will pay special tribute to Drake on the hip hop and trap stage downstairs, while above on the pop & hits stage, DJs Erika Ferreira and Lis Amaral will pay tribute to Lady Gaga. Caipirinhas will be two for one until 1AM and tequila shots will be distributed throughout the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 – R$40

Battles (Copacabana)
It’s time once again for dueling iPods and beer competitions as the Battles party returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana tonight. To compete to become one of the DJs for night, like the Battles Facebook page and post a video that summarizes your purposed set on their wall.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 – R$50

Encanta Marisa (Gávea)
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Encanta Marisa party. Entertainment during the night will be provided by Mary Lou, Cix, Yasmin, and JR Mahr.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$25 -R$40

Sette Sábado (Leblon)
Sette Leblon will host the Sette Sábado party tonight. There will be an open bar with all you can drink caipivodkas, vodka drinks, sparkling wine, longneck beers, sodas, and water from 11PM to 4AM in the Champanheria (Champagne Room) downstairs and upstairs DJs Luigi Lervolino and Marcelo Rodrigues will spin in the Dance Floor area.
Sette Leblon – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$55 – R$85

Hip House (Lagoa)
Tonight at the Miroir club in Lagoa it’s time again for the Hip House party. During the night, DJs John Failly and Luciano Roffer will spin the best of hip hop and house.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 97577-2525
Entrance: See venue for details

Plastik / Vertentes Obscuras (Praça da Bandeira)
The Porto Pirata bar in Praça da Bandeira will present the underground party Plastik / Vertentes Obscuras tonight with DJs Tito Figueredo, Nosfê, and Denis Gonzales spinning post-punk and visceral alternative sets.
Porto Pirata – 10PM
Rua Lópes de Sousa 24, Praça da Bandeira. – Tel: (21) 2520-2754
Entrance: FREE

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Sertãofuló, Toca na Surdina, and Scandallo (Centro)
At 8PM, the group Scandallo will return to start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of samba and MPB. The group Toca na Surdina will follow at 9PM with the best of samba pop. Finally at 2:30AM, the group Sertãofuló Celio Motta will perform the best of forró live until the sunrise.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 9PM, and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Leviano Rock Night (Lapa)
It’s time again for the best of rock and live music as the Leviano Bar in Lapa hosts the Leviano Rock Night event tonight. Bands Midnight Hour and Cântarus will perform the best of Brazilian pop and international rock on the first floor while power trio Johnnys will cover the best of Maroon 5, The Police, The Beatles and more upstairs. Additionally, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin pop rock, hip hop, and electronic during the show intervals.
Leviano – 10PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30 (Cash only)

Claudinho Guimarães and Julio Estrela (Lapa)
Singer Julio Estrela will start off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:30 PM and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães will follow at 11:30PM. Guimarães released his first album entitled, A Luz do Criador, in 2009 and is well known for his lively performances.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30


Mutran @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band Mutran returns to the Lapa Irish Pub to perform live tonight. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in while rocking out, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20

Stanleys @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight the band Stanleys will perform the best of classic rock live at Saloon 79 in Botafogo.
Saloon 79 – 9PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Absolute K7 90’s@ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host the Absolute K7 90’s party tonight with DJs Laura Tardin, Guilherme Schneider, Carlos Brasil, and Vitnho Operacional spinning the best of the 90s throughout the night.
Bar do B – 10PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 98477-2442
Entrance: See venue for details.

Ferro e Farinha (Catete)
With Neapolitan-style gourmet pizza finished off with unique toppings, Ferro e Farinha in Catete is a great place to drop in before heading out for a night on the town.
Ferro e Farinha – Wednesday through Saturday, 7PM to 11:30 PM, Sunday 6:30PM – 11PM (hours may be subject to change)
Rua Andrade Pertence 42D, Catete, RJ
Entrance: Free

Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM R. Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
This is the oldest pub in Rio and it’s well known for its happy hour and for streaming live sporting events.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Free

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night, Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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